New York: Francis P. Harper, 1901. First Edition, Limited. Hard Cover. 12mo. 10 volume first printing set limited to 250 copies. Each volume is in red cloth with gilt lettering and uncut pages. Tight bindings with sound hinges. Clean pages with occasional finger smudges or pencil annotations. Some minor wear and soiling to covers; light sunning to the spines. Once the property of the Mercantile Library of New York, with handstamps with "Removed" and "LibX" annotations in pencil. Some dampstaining to Volume 2.
The ten volumes are:
1) The Origin of the Name Manhattan,
2) Indian Name Places in the Borough of Brooklyn,
3) The Names of Susquehanna and Chesapeake,
4) Indian Names for Long Island,
5) The Algonquian Names of the Siouan Tribes of Virginia,
6) The Bocootawanaukes or The Fire Nation,
7) Some Indian Fishing Stations Upon Long Island,
8) The Algonquian Terms Patawomeke (Potomac) and Massawomeke,
9) The Names Chickahominy, Pamunkey, and the Kuskarawaokes of Captain John Smith, and
10) The Significance of John Eliot's Natick and the Name Merrimac.
Very good. Item #007323 Scarce; very hard to find as a complete set.
Tooker is considered to have been the most knowledgeable and in-depth researcher of North Eastern Coastal American Indians (especially Long Island Indians), however his expertise, as evidenced by the works collected in this series, ranged as far south as Virginia and as far inland as the Upper Midwest.
Scarce; very hard to find as a complete set.